The West Australian Marathon Club was founded in 1970 to bring together West Aussies who love to run. Since then, we’ve grown to become WA’s largest running club, now with over 1,000 members aged from four to over eighty. Some are serious, competitive runners, others take a more casual approach. Whatever your level, you’re welcome at WAMC.
What the club does
Every year, we organise a calendar of events for our members. Some are major fundraising races, others just for exercise and fun. We organise marathons and half marathons too. All the marshals and race officials are club members, so the events are kept low cost and friendly. See our list of upcoming events.
As well as regular training sessions and discounts on events, the Club offers a wealth of expertise through its members and very active social scene. Connect with the Club on Facebook, Strava and Instagram.
To encourage our member’s competitive streaks, Club Championships are awarded each year to the most outstanding female and male performance over seven events (five for older competitors), in each age group. Our volunteers are also recognised with annual awards presented at our Summer Sundowner.
Life memberships are granted to members who have given exceptionally meritorious service to the Club.
The WAMC is run by volunteers who are passionate about their sport.
Here’s our current committee:
Public Relations Coordinator
Events / Office Manager
Volunteer Engagement Officer
How we run
The Club is run by a volunteer committee which meets monthly. But the real strength of the Club lies in its membership; and everyone helps out in at least two events each year. Our race directors are also club members and no-one is paid for their efforts except the office staff. We also receive considerable help from our sponsors for which we are very grateful.
We’re a very social club, training groups meet up for other social activities, some sporting and some less so! There are also social runs on the club programme, these are the runs marked with a (B) on the Programme.
Although the Club is essentially a sporting body, it also raises funds at several charity runs during the year.
The WAMC was formed by runners to conduct events which are well organised and fun to be involved with. And this still holds true today.
Sometimes we run for fun. But throughout the year we also have special events which raise funds for our selected charities.
Out events are made possible through the kind support from our sponsors.